Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 31, 2014 12:38 pm EST


MANSFIELD — Leading and influencing others came natural to George Orr. Described as “everyone’s hero,” George was a positive influence on his family and friends.

George William Orr II, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Kindred Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was 44.

The son of George W. and Bertha (Swain) Orr, George was born Jan. 9, 1970, in Sandusky, and graduated from Sandusky high school.

Responsible, intelligent and even a touch mischievous, George was someone who led by example. Hardworking, he was manager for Save-A-Lot, on Ashland Road, and also worked for Crackelbarrel.

Passionate about sports, George was a fantasy football fanatic, and cheered for the Miami Dolphins. A Lebron James fan, George’s favorite NBA team was the Miami Heat.

Described as a “sweet grouch”, George’s playful nature brought smiles to those around him.

He is survived by his children, Aaliyah and Hunter Orr of Mount Vernon, Morgan and Tacoma Orr of Butler and Levi Cochran of Mount Vernon; mother, Bertha Orr of Toledo; siblings, Anthony (Darlene) Washington of Indianapolis, Ind., Maria (Calvin) Powell of Toledo, and Kathy Orr Moore and her husband Albert of Groveport; special friends, Megan Glasser, Treyvin “Bumpers” Glasser, Jennifer Orr and Sara Walker, Carter (Emma) Smith, Jerry (Judy) Slone, Mike, Pam, and Amanda Glasser; best friend, Dwight Newton; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; as well as his very close Save-A-Lot friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Orr.

The family will receive friends Monday, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services celebrating the life of George William Orr, II, will begin at 3 p.m. Pastor JD Webb will officiate.

In lieu of flower, memorial contributions to the Orr family (please make checks payable to Kathy Orr) to assist with George’s children’s education may be made through the funeral home.

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